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MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Andrew Adams helps grow Addicus

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, Martin Willoughby, Mississippi, NEWS

Great businesses are built around knowing what the customer wants, understanding what your company does best, and delivering exceptional value. This is much easier said than done.  Hall of Fame quarterback turned business mogul Roger Staubach once said, “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” It takes great intentionality and skilled execution to […] [...]

ALAN TURNER: Raising the walls: Habitat’s latest build (and homeowner)

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, Habitat for Humanity, Mississippi, NEWS

C arolyn Madlock, 37, and her son Jimmy, 11, are excited about the prospects of moving into their own home soon, thanks to the folks at Habitat for Humanity / Mississippi Capital Area. We talked with Carolyn recently about her new home, and how the process works. She has worked for St. Dominic’s since she […] [...]

JOHN SCOTT: Carpe Diem — It’s time

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, column, Mississippi, NEWS

Seize the day! Carpe diem in Latin. That is what Mississippi’s two SEC schools have done thus far this football season, and it is a terrific story! Regardless of whether you supportState or Ole Miss, it is hard not to be proud of each. Both schools have put on outstanding performances, and both have been […] [...]

Teach your child sound economic principles

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, COLUMNS, Millsaps, Mississippi, NEWS

Luckily, there are usually second chances in life. As the leader of the Mississippi Council of Economic Education, I am often asked “what is the most important thing a parent can do as it relates to financial literacy and their children?” My standard response is that you need to teach them the habit of saving […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER — To ensure promptness. An old and new tradition

Ever leave a tip? Sure you have. And most of the time, the amount of the tip is based on the perceived service or quality. Sometimes it’s a combination of qualities: food plus server’s performance. But these days, tipping has changed. Everyone seems to have his or her hand out, asking – no, begging – […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE — Understanding and working with five types of PR peeps

In the interest of facilitating a better representation of what PR peeps should – and should not – be, PR Newser and mediabistro.com recently identified personality types of public relations practitioners. Here are the Top 5 types – and best practices – in working with us spin docs to build your brand. 1. The Misplaced. […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Reading life leads to writing life for Pat Conroy

by Published: October 9,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Pat Conroy

It’s always interesting to learn what writers read and what books have influenced them the most. It’s impossible to be a writer and not read. In Pat Conroy’s case he started reading voraciously at a young age. We all read for a variety of reasons. For this outstanding American writer there were multiple reasons to […] [...]

WRESTLING SUCCESS — Ted DiBiase Jr. leaves ring to become entrepreneur

As regular readers of this column know, I enjoy finding outstanding leaders on the rise in Mississippi and sharing their stories. This week I was able to catch up with Ted DiBiase Jr., who is fast becoming one of Mississippi’s entrepreneurial success stories. If his name is familiar to you, it is likely that you […] [...]

PHIL HARDWICK: Who matters most to the small business owner?

by Published: October 9,2014

Tags: Business, column, Mississippi, Phil Hardwick, small business

The small business owner must serve four masters. They are the customer, the employee, the product or service and the owner himself or herself? Each is important, but is there one more important than the others?  The four perspectives about each are presented for discussion before revealing that there is evidence that suggests one provides […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS: Big money, college football and your vote

Apparently there are some kind of national elections coming up in a month. Really. It’s true. They call them the “mid-term” elections. With everything going on at home and abroad, it’s shaping up to be a pretty important one for the future of our state and nation. However, save for a few dedicated souls and […] [...]

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